Eternal Leadership

2000 years ago a carpenter from Galilee went about His father's business doing the supernatural everywhere He went, but for Him, it was natural.

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"When you stand up there and tell people that God is smart enough and wise enough to wire you to naturally pursue His desires, when you reach a certain level of maturity, it's like waves of inner healing go across the room." - John Garfield

In this interview with John Garfield you’ll learn that marketplace ministry is the passion that starts when God connects your job, business, ministry, and life purpose into one package. Entrepreneurs (like you) in your workplace or your home business bring a creative health to cash flow, co-workers and customers.

Marketplace ministry begins with your dream or hobby; a desire that God put in your heart – an entrepreneurial spirit that replaces that paycheck-to-paycheck mentality with a new optimism, financial health, and a new ability to make others successful.  this is a riveting story of freedom from a poverty mentality.  John shares how to connect with the favor God already has on your life.

John shares that we’re called to literally bless the nations. Releasing Kings for Ministry in the Marketplace is the title of John's book – it’s also learning to move into your ministry and your dreams. You’ll have a scriptural basis for the expansion of the Kingdom of God into all areas of society.

Releasing Kings paints a picture of Kings who are naturally competitive, creative, and decisive, who are being used to fulfill the Great Commission. God is beginning another reformation by using an entrepreneurial people in marketplace ministry to fill the whole Earth with His Glory and you're invited!  

"People are no longer content to just sit in church and fulfill the vision of that local church. The positive way to look at it is people are finding the kingdom and and they're going out into the culture and they're changing the world." - John Garfield

What You'll Learn

  • The marketplace is an exciting new frontier for ministry and business
  • You will understand how enterprising business leaders are impacting generations by passing their financial and spiritual heritages on to others
  • How to connect with the desires of your heart in a practical way
  • Discover new opportunities that are opening for mentoring others and sharing the secrets and benefits of Christ centered business.
  • Find PASSION for your CAREER (and Your life!)
    • You’ll connect your vocation, ministry, and your life purpose for the very first time.

Resources

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When Frank sold his last company and moved back to Texas in early 2013, He was looking for a new adventure. Frank has spent the last 30+ years in leadership, management, executive leadership and as an entrepreneur.

During these 30 years there wasn’t much he didn’t do. He spent time in all phases of business. He worked a TON of hours and made a great living. That living made a great life for his family. They had ups and downs, fat years and lean years (monetarily and physically).

In the eyes of the world he seemed to get lucky each time he made a new move. Some of his moves were calculated and some of them were based on a gut feel.

Frank believes that life is made up of BoldMoves. These do not have to be daring feats of heroism. They can be normal every-day decisions, that can and will impact the future in a great and meaningful way.

"Do you realize that 86% of working Americans today are either disengaged or actively disengaged in their work? That’s what the Gallup organization findings reveal. That is unimaginable." - Frank Gustafson

These problems MUST be resolved, or we stay stuck, and stuck sux! That’s what OneBoldMove is all about. Determine your calling, discover a new course, design your next move, demystify your passion, develop a new mindset, all it takes is OneBoldMove.

"I had a guy that was working for me that ran my, the whole back end of my business and when I saw his resume initially, it said Sergeant in the Marines. Well, I knew something about this young man that most people didn't know. I know that he was trained to be a leader and I know that he was trained to train other leaders." - Frank Gustafson

Frank's passion is equipping leaders to reach new heights and helping military personnel experience success as they transition to civilian life.  You will love this interview with my friend Frank!

What you will learn

  • What it means to live in integrity
  • How to discover your calling, your passion, and your God given talents
  • How to succeed in business without draining your soul
  • The key to fulfillment at work
  • The 11 Core Leadership Principles of the US Marine Corp and how they will make you a better leader
  • Why your next hire should be a US military veteran!

Resources

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A Journey From Works To Sonship

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shareasimage (1)In this episode my friend and co-host shares his journey.  Steve started out in Wisconsin and felt called to work in broadcasting.  You will hear an incredible journey of how Steve went through many trials and tribulations in his life.  Each one was used by God to shape who he was for the next season.

Have you ever had those times in your life where you felt that you were "all in" and the works you were doing should be rewarded by both the world and by God?  Steve shares how he got to a point of total burnout and realized that everything he thought should be working was broken.  You will hear how Steve walked through a very difficult time and found a path that led him to peace!

A trip to Darfur and seeing the peace in the eyes of a widow who had endured indescribable evil reset everything in Steve's world.  He shares a key insight that will inspire you in your own life and open new possibilities in your faith.  God used this experience to equip him in an upcoming trial.  Today, Steve is walking in a deep personal relationship with Jesus and you will be encouraged by his journey.

 

What you will learn

  • The power of authentic mentorship
  • The danger of being out of balance as a workaholic
  • How to trust God in adversity
  • Why working to please God doesn't equal a relationship with Him
  • How to connect your passion to your calling
  • Keys to dealing with difficult situations
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Coaches Corner

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The goal of coaching is to accelerate a leader's development.  Coaching speeds learning time, enabling leaders to make significant leaps in learning and behavior change in a matter of months rather than years.

 

Our goal is to add value to you by addressing the questions you have submitted.  Please comment below so we can include your question on the next episode!

 

Leadership and leadership coach, Lori Schofer, answers questions from our audience

  • How do you handle a difficult conversation with a business partner?
  • What are ways to maintain balance between work, family and faith?
  • Feeling out of balance can cause a lot of stress. what do you think the reason behind the reason of that feeling is?

Resources

Level Up Now Coaching 

Professional Christian Coaching Institute - A great resource for leaders and coaches

Emotional Intelligence - Daniel Goleman

Crucial Conversations - Kerry Patterson

Bio


Lori Schofer is a Speaker, Blogger, and Founder of Level UP Now Coaching, a professional coaching business. She spent 20 years in corporate achieving AVP. Lori interrupted her career for 12 years to raise a family. She returned to corporate and then followed God’s leading to start her own coaching business.

Started my career entering the corporate world at supervisory level. I jumped in leading others and was very successful doing that. I began climbing the corporate ladder. Did well - achieved AVP.

I wanted to start a family. I wanted it all – the family and the corporate career. So I tried it for a while and God brought me to the place where I knew I had to make a decision. Together my husband and I decided I would leave my job. It was hard for me to give up something I worked so hard for on one hand and yet it was so rewarding because my heart was with my baby son. And I could not let someone else raise him, no matter what the cost to me. There was a cost – I was the primary bread winner at that point.

The next 12 years I dedicated to raising my family – three beautiful children. God provided for us as only He could. And there were years where we wondered how we would make it through financially. We were raising our family in faith.

Then the kids got older and life began changing again. I felt God leading me back into the corporate world. I started back part-time and then full-time. I had a lot of rebuilding to do. Much had changed in the 12 years I was gone – technology for one. I had a large learning curve to get over. Dealing with adults who were sharp thinkers and carry on intelligent conversations verses speaking simple to the kids all day and reading Dr. Seuss. Balancing life was now much more challenging. Something was always out of balance. I learned greater dependence on Him through it all.

The big obstacle with returning to work was wanting it all again – my career to soar and my children to soar. I was old enough to know the “having it all” was a myth, speaking from a female perspective here of course. There just is not enough time or energy to give to having it all. Thus my great awakening to following Him more began. With it came the release of my career and my children to Him. As scary as that was it was a peaceful place. There’s no better place to be than with God directing my life.

After adjusting to corporate life again God directed me to start my own coaching business. At this point in my life it was a beyond a half-time adjustment and more like a fourth quarter adjustment, which made it seem even crazier. I’ve learned when God directs I follow no matter how crazy the timing seems.

I started Level UP Now Coaching and I coach leaders and those in corporate careers. Coaching was what God made me for and when I coach “I feel His pleasure” to quote Eric Liddell from Chariots of Fire. It’s knowing what He made me for that helps me now with the new challenges of being an entrepreneur.

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“If your dreams don’t scare you, then they’re not big enough. Dream bigger! The world is waiting to see what your God is really like—so dream big.” -Andy Mason

Andy Mason has become an expert at helping others identify their God-given dreams, and just as importantly, take the practical steps necessary in turning those dreams into reality. What would you do if nothing was impossible? What would you do if you were ten times more courageous? What things would you like to change in the world? What are some fun things you would like to do? What are the big things you want to do?

Andy has helped countless people realize their dreams and begin a positive “ripple effect” in their cities, their nations, and their world. He has helped employers build strong teams and have an impact on their employees’ lives far greater and farther-reaching than the bottom line. In this podcast and his resources, he details how you too can achieve dreams that exceed even your lifetime.

“Our Father is the creative entrepreneur/founder of the universe. How are we representing Him in life? Are we encouraging people, causing them to come alive, or are we sucking the energy and life out of the planet by holding up placards of what people are doing wrong? It’s time for us to stand up and let our lights shine and be the salt and light of the earth.” -Andy Mason

 

What You Will Learn

  • How to discover or reawaken the dreams God has placed in your heart
  • Why it is vital to have an accountability partner to stay on track
  • How to understand the eternal perspective of your dreams
  • How to unlock your employees’ full potential and impact
  • How your business can have the reputation of “if you work for those guys, your dreams come true!”

 

Resources

Heaven in Business Facebook Community – Join 3800 raving fans!

iDreamCulture – Helping you re-discover the dreams and desires of your heart

Heaven in Business Conference, Redding, CA, Sept 8-11, 2015

God With You at Work” and “Dream Culture: Bringing Dreams to Life” by Andy Mason

The Dream Manager” by Matthew Kelly

 

Bio

Andy Mason comes from New Zealand and has 15+ years experience helping individuals and organizations discover and align with purpose, then develop practical steps to make dreams a reality. He has worked for a national consultancy firm and leading financial institution as well as investing in international community development. Andy is the director of Heaven in Business and recently authored God With You at Work.

Andy and his wife, Janine are the directors of Dream Culture – a movement catalyzing people to discover and live their dreams. Together they authored Dream Culture: Bringing Dreams to Life.

Andy and Janine live with their four children in Redding, CA, where Andy is part of the staff of Bethel Church.

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“Our real vision…is that we will help women—through God’s hand leading us—see that their faith should be a part of every minute of every day, that their relationships should be their priority, and that their work is a place God has called them to be.” –Diane Paddison

At the age of sixteen, Diane Paddison was leading crews of eighty people on her family’s Oregon farm. As an adult, she was often the sole woman in Fortune 500 and 1000 boardrooms. Diane realized the crucial importance of a mentor early on, and now pays it forward mentoring countless women through her website 4wordwomen.org and her book, “Work, Love and Pray.”

Through trials of her own, Diane learned how to pray fervently, stay grounded in God’s Word and surround herself with a support system of women who were fellow believers. She also went through the “Half Time” system, where she realized that God had prepared her with her experiences professionally and relationally, with a firm foundation of faith. She met Bob Buford, who encouraged her to write her book and catapulted her to start her ministry to “connect, lead and support professional women to reach their God-given potential.”

“Try to find companies where your values and priorities align. And then try to find roles where your strengths align with that role.” –Diane Paddison

What You Will Learn:

  • The importance of a mentor and how to find your own mentor
  • How to focus your goals in these three areas: professional, relational and spiritual goals
  • The keys to putting fear behind you and overcoming hardships
  • How to discern God’s will for your life and reach your full potential
  • How to discover where your energy comes from and what you are passionate about

Resources:

Bio

Diane Paddison, 4word Founder and President, is a Harvard MBA graduate, former global executive of two Fortune 500 companies and one Fortune 1000 company, and serves as an independent director for two corporations and four not-for-profits.

But her life’s passion is mentoring professional women.

The leading advocate for the professional Christian women community, Paddison published Work, Love, Pray in 2011 while laying the foundation for 4word. The book cast a vision for women of faith who represent a growing share of the fulltime workforce, yet are underserved in resources compared to the men around them. Featuring 15 women leaders who found personal and business success while keeping faith at their core, Work, Love, Pray affirms and challenges women who feel uniquely called to the workplace.

Diane’s heart for encouraging professional women took root in her early in her commercial real estate career, an industry where few women held mid-level roles, and were virtually absent in senior leadership. Crossing lines of tradition, Diane approached the top company executive – a man – to express her professional goals and ask for mentoring. He agreed, and since then, Diane has been purposeful in supporting women around her with the lessons she learned.

Mentorship is a lifestyle: even when traveling to a regional office on business, she often reserves a lunch hour to gather women company-wide to foster relationships. She led the development of the CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) “Bridging the C-Suite Gap” mentoring program, credited with the advancement of many participants to senior executive ranks since it launched.

Diane Paddison speaks on life/work balance, mentoring/sponsorship, and impactful leadership at events across the country. She authors weekly posts at 4wordwomen.org, and is a featured columnist for Today’s Christian Women – a Christianity Today digital magazine. Diane serves on the board for the Harvard Business School Christian Fellowship Alumni Association. Diane and her husband, Chris, have four children and live in Dallas, Texas.

 

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Be A Go Giver

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“Let’s look at the leader who is very focused on bringing value to those he or she serves. They are looking not just to have a bunch of followers who are going to be lackeys who do what they say, they are looking to empower people.” –Bob Burg

In this podcast, Bob shares the many valuable resources he has used to become an internationally acclaimed author, speaker and leader. He describes how he learned that, by shifting from an “I” focus to an “others” focus, he has achieved success in every aspect of his life.

“If someone believes their job is to go out there and make the sale, then it’s all about them. If they believe their job is to go out and create the environment where that person willingly buys because they know it is in their best interest to do so, then it is all about the other person. And that’s exactly where the focus should be.” –Bob Burg

 

What You Will Learn:

  • What it means to be a “go-giver”
  • How to adapt others’ wisdom into our lives yet still remain authentically ourselves
  • How consistently providing value to others is not only nice, but financially profitable
  • How to recognize if we are sabotaging our success with an unconscious belief that we are not worthy to receive, only give

Resources:

 

Bio

BobBurg-fbnewBob Burg shares information on topics vital to the success of today’s businessperson. He speaks for corporations and associations internationally, including fortune 500 companies, franchises, and numerous direct sales organizations.

Bob regularly addresses audiences ranging in size from 50 to 16,000 — sharing the platform with notables including today’s top thought leaders, broadcast personalities, Olympic athletes and political leaders including a former United States President.

Although for years he was best known for his book Endless Referrals, over the past few years it’s his business parable, The Go-Giver (coauthored with John David Mann) that has captured the imagination of his readers.

The Go-Giver shot to #6 on The Wall Street Journal’s Business Bestsellers list just three weeks after its release and reached #9 on BusinessWeek. Since its release it has consistently stayed in the top 25 on Business Book Best Seller List. It’s an international bestseller and has been translated into 21 languages. It is Bob’s fourth book to sell over 250,000 copies.

Bob believes his newest book, Adversaries Into Allies: Win People Over Without Manipulation or Coercion is by far his most important work yet.

Drawing on his own experiences and the stories of other influential people, he offers five simple principles of what he calls Ultimate Influence™ — the ability to move people to your side in a way that leaves everyone feeling great about the outcome… and about themselves!

Bob is an advocate, supporter and defender of the Free Enterprise system, believing that the amount of money one makes is directly proportional to how many people they serve.

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